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Contexts 2013 - The 3rd International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art
Contexts 2013 - The 3rd International Sokolovsko Festival of Ephemeral Art
28.07-1.08.2013, Sokolovsko, Poland

The theme of the third Contexts festival is THE AIR, both in a literal and metaphorical sense, with its various references and associations. The theme is related to the location of the festival. In mid-19th c., Sokolovsko became the first European health resort to specialize in tuberculosis. Sokolovsko has a unique microclimate and, apart from medical treatment it offers, it is the air which helps the patients restore their health. We breathe the air, a force of life; sound waves travel in the air, it is where we fly. The air carries a creative force, which nourishes everything. Air also suggests non-attachment to matter, moving away from substance, opening up space

The third CONTEXTS festival is dedicated to the late Jerzy Bere?, who died in December 2012. Jerzy was an outstanding artist renowned for his extraordinary manifestations (performances) and sculptures. In 2012, CONTEXTS was honoured to host his last performance. This year we present an exhibition of his work, curated by Bettina Bere? and Jerzy Hanusek .
Special events of the festival: concert by David Thomas, a legend of the alternative music scene
panel discussion moderated by Roman Kubicki in which artists, art theoreticians, historians and critics will relate to the talk given by Zygmunt Bauman.

In 2009, In Situ Foundation moved to Sokolovsko in order to develop the site into a cultural centre. The festival is offered to the local community as well as visitors, and aspires to serve the inhabitants of the area. Many site specific realizations take place in public spaces, inviting spectators to join in if they would like to. Film/animation workshops, music workshops and performance workshops are designed to involve children, adults, women and men. Every day of the festival will end with a musical event, a soundpark, a celebration of this unique place, to which everybody is invited.

CONTEXTS is preceded by a 4-day workshop for students whose work will be presented on the last day of the festival. The programme of CONTEXTS features performances, work in public space, exhibitions, screenings, sound events, concerts, film/animation, music and performance workshops.


Akademia Ruchu (PL), Robert Alda (PL/NO),InesAmado (PT), Marilyn Arsem (USA), Caroline Bagnall (UK), Janusz Ba?dyga (PL), Zygmunt Bauman (PL), Adina Bar-On (Il), Ola Bili?ska (PL), Bo?enna Biskupska (PL), Stuart Brisley (UK), First Movement (UK), Micha? Górczy?ski (PL), Zuzanna Hadry? (PL), Martin Janí?ek (CZ), Alicja Jodko (PL), Mariusz Jodko (PL), Sandra Johnston (UK/IR), Anna Kalwajtys (PL), Koji Kamoji (PL/JP), Bartosz Korzeniowski (PL), Jolanta Krukowska (PL), Wojciech Krukowski (PL), Leszek Krutulski (PL), Roman Kubicki (PL), Karolina Kubik (PL), Maciej Kurak (PL), Micha? Lasota (PL), DJ Lenar (PL), Alastair MacLennan (UK/IR), Cezary Marczak (PL), Norman Leto (PL), Rita Marhuag (NO), Zbigniew Olkiewicz (PL), Jan Pieni??ek (PL), Joanna Rajkowska (PL), Józef Robakowski (PL), Izabela Robakowska (PL), Isabel Rocamora (UK/ES), Eugeniusz Rudnik (PL), Zygmunt Rytka (PL), Ma?gorzata Sady (PL), Maria Lusitano Santos (PT), Peter Shelton(UK), Yaryna Shumska (UA), Hilde Skevik (NO), Ellen Henriette Suhrke (NO), Andrew Spira (UK), Magdalena Starska (PL), Galeria Stereo (PL), Pawe? Szamburski (PL), David Thomas (USA/UK), Wolodymyr Topiy (UA), Miko?aj Trzaska (PL), Zbigniew Warpechowski (PL), Marta Wengorovius (PT), WRO Art Center (PL), Patryk Zakrocki (PL), Ewa Zarzycka (PL), Hubert Zemler (PL), Paulina Zieli?ska (PL), Jaros?aw ?wirblis, Krzysztof ?wirblis (PL) and others

Curator: Ma?gorzata Sady
Artist Monument exhibition curators: Jerzy Hanusek, Bettina Bere?
Young polish artist section curator: Marta Czy?
Video section curator: Piotr Krajewski
Coordination: Antoni Burzy?ski, Zuzanna Fogtt

Grateful acknowledgement is made to Prof. Nigel Rolfe for his inspiring input into the initial stage of programming the festival.

Organisation: In Situ Contemporary Art Foundation | Fundacja Sztuki Wspó?czesnej In Situ

Support: Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, Urz?d Marsza?kowski Województwa Dolno?l?skiego, Narodowe Centrum Kultury

Sponsor: Castorama Wa?brzych

Partners: WRO Art Center, Instytut Camoesa/Ambasada Portugalii, Czeskie Centrum, Malta Festival

Media Patrons: e-artnow, Format, FUTU, hifly, Magazyn-Sztuki, Notes Na 6 Tygodni,, Obieg, TVP Kultura, Umelec,

Project financed by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
Project financed by the Lower Silesia Province.
Project financed by the National Centre for Culture within the framework of the \\\"Culture - Interventions\\\" programme.

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